The influence of graffiti and pop art has been seen across the catwalks this season and now Brown Thomas are joining in on the fun.
It’s not unusual to veer towards the Brown Thomas window when you’re walking through Grafton Street, is it? Maybe it’s just me. Even if you never normally give BTs a second glance you should now, because it’s just been dressed up by Maser with his trademark colour blocks and bold stripes.
Maser has also designed a new carrier bag for the retailer. If you missed your ‘Maser loves you’ tote from the Moore Street traders as part of the Transform Your City project, now’s your a second chance. However, you’ll have to fork out considerably more for a bag that won’t last nearly as long. From Moore Street to Brown Thomas, it seems Maser is making quite a mark on the Dublin retail scene.
The unusual move by the country’s most luxury store to collaborate with its most prominent graffiti artist was inspired by SS14 fashion trends. Prada, Céline, Louis Vuitton even Chanel’s collections were heavily influenced by art. Prada painted portrait faces on dresses and furs, Chanel was inspired by paint charts and pantones and Céline sloshed broad colours across her clothes, defacing the house’s usually blank canvas.
The Art Is On theme continues all month at Brown Thomas, so watch out for special and colourful events.
88-95, Grafton Street
Lead image via Brown Thomas YouTube channel